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November 23rd, 2010
Sessom Drive opens as crews make temporary fix

STAFF REPORT

Sessom Drive opened Monday as San Marcos road crews completed temporary repairs on the street following a 12-inch water line break Saturday.

Street crews will make additional repairs to the area this week.

City water utility crews restored water flow to a 12-inch water line shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. The main break late Saturday disrupted service and closed Sessom Drive between Peques and North LBJ Drive.

Residents of Tree House Apartments, the Chautauqua Center and the Physical Plant at Texas State University were without water for most of Sunday after the main broke about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

A boil water advisory effective until 11 a.m. Tuesday was issued to affected customers as a precaution so that water quality can be tested.

Sessom Drive is a major roadway serving the Texas State University campus. The 12-inch main was encased in concrete, making it difficult for crews to find the extent of the line fracture, said Jon Clack of the city’s public services department.

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